Sensitivity Disc BBL™ Taxo™ P Optochin 5.0 µg

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Taxo™ P Discs are recommended for use in the presumptive identification of pneumococci
Taxo P Discs are impregnated with ethylhydrocupreine hydrochloride (optochin)
The growth of pneumococci, but not of other streptococci, is markedly inhibited by this chemical
Pneumococci may, therefore, be differentiated from other alpha-hemolytic streptococci by the formation of a zone of inhibition around a Taxo P disc plac
Manufacturer # 231046
Brand BBL™ Taxo™ P
Manufacturer BD
Antimicrobial Agent Optochin
Application Sensitivity Disc
Code P
Disc Potency 5.0 µg
Disc Size 6 mm
Number of Discs 50 Discs / Vial
Storage Requirements Requires Refrigeration
UNSPSC Code 41116131ed on a blood agar plate heavily inoculated with a pure culture suspected to be Streptococcus pneumoniae
Taxo P Discs are 6 mm discs made from high quality absorbent paper impregnated with approximately 5.0 µg of ethylhydrocupreine hydrochloride per disc

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